The nearly 9% fall in the Chinese stock market on Monday has raised concerns about a hard landing in the world's second largest economy. Beijing is working hard to avoid economic pain in a slowing economy.
A move to widen the yuan's trading band is Beijing's latest step towards financial liberalization but analysts warn that it may trigger renewed volatility and further damage market sentiment.
If you’re living in China and have the vague impression that the skies have been bluer than usual this year, it’s not just wishful thinking.
When Ang Lee’s film Lust, Caution came out in China in 2007, seven minutes of its infamous sex scenes were cut. The reason? They violated China’s obscenity laws. The Chinese population were not content. In response, they downloaded the original from pirate sites, to such an extent that headlines warned of computer viruses embedded in many of the sites that offered the film. Those living in southern China even crossed the border into Hong Kong to see the full-fat version. The people had spok…
China today is very similar to Japan in 1990, and the world's No. 2 economy should be wary of repeating the policy mistakes of Japan.
Two years ago Sina Weibo - China's equivalent of Twitter - was crawling with tales of political scandal. Today those stories are harder to find, and government figures suggest the online community in the country has become more docile. What happened?
President Xi Jinping has his eyes fixed squarely on one goal for the Chinese economy — moving it from an investment-based economy to one based on consumption.
When flying to the US for our summer holiday each year, my family has a foolproof method of locating our check-in queue at Shanghai’s Pudong airport: look for the passengers with the greatest girth. The largest people fly to America.
China’s version of the Ivy League found itself splattered in mud this week, as top schools Peking University and Tsinghua University accused each other of turning to unsavory recruiting strategies.
This week, representatives of some 50 nations gathered in Beijing for a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People to mark a further step forward in the establishment of a Chinese-led rival to the World Bank and Asian Development Bank to be known as the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
China is spending hundreds of billions of dollars annually in an effort to become a leader in biomedical research, building scores of laboratories and training thousands of scientists.
Two Chinese tech firms have clashed over a new wireless router with a special setting for pregnant women.
Last year a state-owned publisher in China contacted the Boston-based Albert Einstein Institution about acquiring the Chinese-language rights to Gene Sharp’s From Dictatorship to Democracy , a book that has inspired democratic activists around the world.
Zane Wang Zhengyu, founder and chief executive of lending company China Rapid Finance (CRF), wants to redraw the mainland's credit landscape.
Can you touch your belly button by reaching behind your back and around your waist?
Over the last decade, China has become, in the eyes of much of the world, a job-eating monster, consuming entire industries with its seemingly limitless supply of low-wage workers. But the reality is that China is now shifting its appetite to robots, a transition that will have significant consequences for China’s economy — and the world’s.
In the David-and-Goliath contest that’s shaping up between China and Kazakhstan for the 2022 Winter Olympics, Goliath isn’t just presuming victory. He’s already bought a new suit and picked out the feathers for his cap.
All over the world, the middle classes take temporary leave of their senses when they bear their first child — and especially when junior is ready to start school. We all know about China’s Tiger Mums, but as far as I can see, other countries have ferocious felines too.
Last Friday, China confirmed its first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in Guangdong province. The now-confirmed South Korean MERS patient, who ignored travel warnings and lied about his conditions when flying to China, had been in close contact with 77 people in the province. As of June 1, 64 have been quarantined while the 13 others remain to be found.
Amongst the click bait and propaganda released by China's Communist Party every day it's hard to find a reference to economic reform.